Publications in peer reviewed journals (2001)

    1. De Silva  D, Suriyawansa  D, Mangalika  M, Samarasinghe  D.  Meckel Gruber syndrome: a single gene cause of recurrent neural tube defects. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2001;  46(1):  30
    2. De Silva  DGH, Hobbs  CJ, Hanks H.  Conscription of children in armed conflict - a form of child abuse: a sudy of 19 former child soldiers. Child Abuse Review.  2001;  10:  125-134
    3. De Silva DGH, Hobbs CJ.  Conscription of children in armed conflict. British Medical Journal.  2001;  322(7298):  1372
    4. De Silva  DGH. Conscription of children in armed conflict: clarifications. British Medical Journal.  2001;  323(7311):  517
    5. De Silva  HA, Jayasekara  WMPR, Mangalika  HAR.  Breast examination of older women in a teaching hospital. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2001;  46(3):  95-96
    6. De Silva  HJ.  Should cisapride be withdrawn?. Sri Lanka Prescriber. 2001;  9(2):  1
    7. De Silva  MVC, Hewavisenthi SJDeS.  Quality assurance in histopathology. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology. 2001;  2(1):  1-2
    8. De Silva N, Pathmeswaran  A, Mendis  K.  Students behaviour and attitudes versus academic performance. Sri Lankan Family Physician.  2001;  24(1):  43-45
    9. De Silva  N, Teaching communication skills. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians.  2001;  34[1&2]:  7-11
    10. Deen  KI  de Silva  AP, Jayakody  M, de Silva  HJ.  Saphenoperitoneal anastomosis for resistant ascites in patients with cirrhosis. American Journal of Surgery.  2001;  181(2):  145-148
    11. Deen  KI, Gunawardena  PAHA.  Comparison of hydrogen peroxide instillation with Goodsall's rule for fistula in-ano. Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery.  2001;  71(8):  472-474
    12. Fernando B,  Mendis  K.  Introduction of electronic communication alone would not improve clinical care. British Medical Journal.  2001;  323:  516
    13. Fernando  MR, Thabrew  MI.  Extra-pancreatic effects contributing to the hypoglycaemic activity of Artocarpus heterophyllus. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science.  2001;  44(1):  1-10
    14. Fernando  SD, Goonethilleke  H, Weerasena  KH, Kuruppuarachchi  ND, Tilakaratne  D, de Silva  D, Wickremasinghe  AR.  Geo-helminth infections in a rural area of Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health.  2001;  32(1):  23-6.
    15. Ganeshwaran  Y, Senevirathne  SM, Jayamaha  R, de Silva  AP, Balasuriya  WK.  Dengue fever associated with a haematoma of the rectus abdominis muscle. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2001;  46(3):  105-06
    16. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS.  Reducing abortions is a public health issue. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2001;  46(2):  41-44
    17. Gunasekera PC, Wijesinghe PS, Goonewardene IMR.  The Caesarean section rate is rising. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2001;  46(4):  147-150
    18. Gunatilake  SB, Jayasekera, BAS, Premawardhena AP.  Stroke subtypes in Sri Lanka - a hospital based study. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2001;  46(1):  19-20
    19. Gunawardene YINS, Chow  BK, He  JG, Chan  SM.  The Shrimp FAMeT cDNA is encoded for a putative enzyme involved in the methyl farnesoate (MF) biosynthetic pathway and is temporally expressed in the eyestalk of different sexes. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  2001;  31(11):  1115-1124
    20. Hewavisenthi  SJDeS.  Interpretation of colorectal biopsies:a systematic approach. Journal of Diagnostic Pathology.  2001;  2(1):  3-9
    21. Itoh M, Weerasooriya MV, Qiu G, Gunawardena NK, Anantaphruti MT, Tesana S, Rattanaxay P, Fujimaki Y, Kimura E. Sensitive and specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in urine samples. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2001; 65(4): 362-5.
    22. Karunasekera  KAW, Jayasinghe  JACT, Alwis  LWGR.  Risk factors of childhood asthma: a Sri lankan study. Journal of Tropical Paediatrics.  2001;  47(3):  142-145
    23. Kasturiratne KTAA, Premaratne BAHR, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. Compliance with the mass chemotherapy program for lymphatic filariasis. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2001;  46(4):  126-129
    24. Kuruppuarachchi  KALA, Williams SS. Communitry psychiatry in developing countries - Sri Lanka. Psychiatric Bulletin.  2001;  25:  401
    25. Kuruppuarachchi KALA, Williams SS. Cross cultural psychiatric interviews and research instruments. British Journal of Psychiatry.  2001;  179:  461
    26. Malalavidhane  TS, Wickremasinghe  SMDN, Jansz  ER.  An Aqueous extract of the green leafy vegetables Ipomoea aquatica is as effective as the oral hypoglacaemic drug Tolbutamide in reducing the blood sugar levels of Wistar rats. Phytotherapy Research.  2001;  15:  635-673
    27. Munasinghe TCJ, Seneviratne CK, Thabrew MI, Abeysekera, AM. Antiradical and antilipoperoxidative effects of some plant extracts used by Sri Lankan traditional medical practitioners for cardioprotection. Phytotherapy Research.  2001;  15(6):  519-523
    28. Nicholl  DS, Daniels  HM, Thabrew  MI, Grayer  RJ,  Simmonds  MSJ, Hughes  RS.  In-vitro studies on the immunomodulatory effects of extracts of Osbeckia aspera. Journal of Ethnopharmacology.  2001;  78(1):  39-44
    29. Premaratne R, Gunatilake  AKE, de Silva  NR, Tilakaratne  Y, Fonseka  MMD, de Silva  HJ. Severe hepatic dysfunction associated with falciparum malaria. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2001; 32(1): 70-72
    30. Premaratne R, Tilakaratne  Y, Fonseka  MMD, Gunatilake  SB, de Silva  HJ.  Parasuicide by self-injection of an organophosphate insecticide. Human and Experimental Toxicology.  2001;  20(7):  377-378
    31. Premawardhena  AP, Fisher  CA, Fathiu  F, de Silva  S, Perera W, Peto  TE, Olivieri NF, Weatherall  DJ.  Genetic determinants of jaundice and gallstones in haemoglobin E beta thalassaemia. Lancet.  2001;  357(9272):  1945-46
    32. Ranatunge  KS, Fernando  MA, Silva  MA, Kumarage SK, Deen   KI.  Use of mini-laparotomy in th treatment of colonic cancer(Br J Surg 2001;88:831-6). British Journal of Surgery.  2002;  89(2):  247-248
    33. Ranawaka  UK.  Management of ischaemic stroke -early treatment. Sri Lanka Prescriber.  2001;  9(2)
    34. Samarawickrema  NA, Upcroft  JA, Thammapalerd  N, Uproft  P.  A Rapid method for cryopreserving Entamoeba histolytica. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology.  2001;  95(8):  853-855
    35. Selliah  S, de Tissera  A, de Mel  T.  A Comparative study of the protection offered by Vitamin E and captopril when used as additives in kidney storage solutions. Ceylon Journal of Medical Science.  2001;  44(1):  11-18
    36. Senevirathne  SM, Ganeshwaran  Y, Jayamaha  R, de Silva AP, Balasuriya  WK.  A Man with thyrotoxicosis lymphoma and thymic hyperplasia. Ceylon Medical Journal.  2001;  46(3):  102-03
    37. Thabrew  MI,  Samarawickrema  NA, Munasinghe  C.  Antioxidant potential of two polyherbal preparations used in Ayurveda for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Ethnopharmacology.  2001;  76(3):  285-291
    38. Wagaarachchi PT,  Fernando L, Premachadra P, Fernando DJ.  Screening based on risk factors for gestational diabetes in an Asian population. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  2001;  21(1):  32-34
    39. Weerasooriya MV, Weerasooriya TR, Gunawardena NK, Samarawickrema WA, Kimura E. Epidemiology of bancroftian filariasis in three suburban areas of Matara, Sri Lanka. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. 2001;95(3):263-73.
    40. Wijesinghe PS, Gunasekera PC, Goonewardene IMR.  Early pregnancy loss: are we doing enough?. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics  & Gynecology.  2001;  23:  28-30
    41. Wijesiriwardena  B, de Silva  HJ.  Dyspepsia.  Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians.  2001;  21:  21-25.